Roper launches patient-centered medical home

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:22 a.m.

As part of a national trend to implement the best practices, improve quality and lower health care costs, Roper St. Francis Physicians Partners has initiated a new model in health care – a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) – for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina patients.

Local caregivers help seniors battle holiday blues

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:25 p.m.

While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly. Many seniors pine for lost loves one and have families hundreds of miles away. It's often a struggle for seniors to decorate, shop, and prepare a meal, especially for those with health issues who can't move around with …

Charleston-based clinic receives national award

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:13 p.m.

For the second year in a row, Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the largest and most successful fertility centers in the Southeast, has received …

More than just a healthy smile

By Leslie White and Gina Davies

ECCO Dental Clinic

Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The mission of East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) is to provide safety-net services to our low-income neighbors, while empowering them to create a …

Charleston VA dedicates $10M mental health center

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 1:22 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Ralph Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston is opening its new $10 million mental health research center.

SC BlueCross prepares to help uninsured

Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 a.m.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina have increased products, expanded provider networks and added a second mobile unit to help the state's half a million uninsured seek information and buy health plans for 2015.

ASAC gives gift of clean water

Monday, December 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.

On Oct. 27, the Charleston chapter of the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas presented a check in the amount of $2,207 to Beth …

The deception of Obamacare

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:00 a.m.

For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt …

Help where it's needed – Local doctor combats Ebola

Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Jeffery Deal is a busy man. The past year has taken him all across the world, but while this Lowcountry doctor is no stranger to the …

The unseen danger of Diabetes

Friday, November 21, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults

GenPhar Inc., Vaxima, Inc, convicted of Fraud, No verdict reached on Jian Dong

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:53 p.m.

United States Attorney William N. Nettles stated that GenPhar Inc. and Vaxima Inc. were convicted on Friday, Nov. 14, 2013 following a ten day trial in Federal Court. The jury did not reach a verdict on Jian Yun Dong, aka John Dong, and a mistrial was declared regarding his charges.

Chase After a Cure tickets go on sale

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Help raise money to fund local research for treatments and cures for childhood cancer at the seventh annual Chase After a Cure Gala featuring …

Walmart Foundation Grant Supports Adult Vision Clinics serving Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program for its ReFocus on Adults Program.

Group hosts Oysters for Autism at Bowens Island

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck some hot, steamy oysters for a cause at the ever-popular Bowens Island on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lafinc.org.

SC BLUE hosts events all month long

Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

As consumers prepare to purchase health insurance during open enrollment, the South Carolina BLUESM retail center in Mount Pleasant is scheduling free educational classes throughout November and will host an Open Enrollment Kickoff Celebration on Nov. 15.

Staying healthy, happy and considerate

Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Breaking news last week from MUSC indicated a patient was undergoing Ebola screening protocol. Experts agree that our chances of getting Ebola are unbelievably low and require certain conditions such as close contact, caregiving and so forth. Our bigger risk is the flu and the other bugs that invade, especially between now and the end of March. …

Movember Charleston kicks off month of awareness

Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Men all over Charleston are abandoning their razors and growing moustaches during the month of November. It’s all part of Movember Charleston, a …

New gym provides spiritual exercise

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00 a.m.

In the dimming lights, a breeze from the ceiling fans moves through the room. Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and athletic abilities begin to pedal …

Gullah-Geechee Commission concerned about Ebola

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:48 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission are calling on other nations to join the United States in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Local hospice groups merge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Hospice of Charleston, which has been serving the Charleston community for the past 33 years, and Odyssey Hospice, which has been serving the …

Battling viruses, both human and computer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

First there were rumblings and a few news stories with tidbits of news. Then we started paying attention to the Michael Crichton novels and movies …

Choose an anti-cancer lifestyle

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk (outside of smoking) are weight control, diet and levels of physical activity. Approximately one-third of all cancer-related deaths are influenced by diet and physical activity and one-third are caused by tobacco. The other third, well we don't have …

Improving your health – one conversation at a time

By Julie Chapman


Friday, October 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Healthy communication contributes to healthy lifestyles. Less drama means less stress on the body.

DHEC, MUSC announce plan for possible Ebola patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:42 p.m.

The Medical University of South Carolina will accept patients as needed

Program provides free vaccinations to local schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

In recent years, outcry against childhood vaccinations has been growing in American, citing these preventative treatments as a possible cause of …

Is organic healthier?

Monday, October 13, 2014 4:44 p.m.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in “organic” produce – defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as food that is grown and processed without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. But is organic produce really a healthier choice? In fact, a meta-analysis of 240 reports comparing organically and conventionally grown …

Picking healthy entertainment for your kids

Friday, October 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

I’m always asked what type of movies I like. Animated Disney always makes me cry. (Cracks up my grandkids.) I also enjoy romantic comedies and true stories about people who have overcome the odds.

Roper St. Francis leader in Lowcountry conducting minimally invasive lung surgery for cancer

Friday, October 3, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Roper St. Francis has expanded its robotic surgery program to become the leader in the Lowcountry to offer complex, minimally invasive lung surgery …

Free health screenings for World Sight Day

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:54 a.m.

South Carolina Lions Foundation and Charitable Services, in conjunction with WLTX-TV in Columbia and WCSC-TV in Charleston, will be providing free vision, hearing, height/weight, glaucoma, cataract and other health screenings on Oct. 7th at the Lowe’s at 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway in Charleston on Oct. 7.

Red Cross calls for donations during October

Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

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